DMA (Defense Mapping Agency) Policy for Digital MC&G (Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy) Support of Advanced Systems.
DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY HYDROGRAPHIC/ TOPOGRAPHIC CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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The rapid expansion of requirements for digital MCG products to support advanced weapon systems has required DMA to reevaluate its digital data policy. The agency is being called of a wide range of weapon systems and training devices. In the next few years, the DMA level of effort will grow to encompass such diverse applications as advanced guidance systems, avionics support, situation displays for C3I and sensor strike, automated hydrographic navigation and digital flight information. In order to meet these requirements DMA must offer flexible, efficient and effective digital MCG products. This presentation spells out DMAs objectives in the digital MCG area and details specific methodology for reaching those objectives. The basis of this policy is the standardization and concurrent enhancement of the Digital Landmass System DLMS data base. DMAs efforts to upgrade the capability, coverage, applicability and access of digital data are spelled out. For the long-term, DMAs goal is to develop multiple-use data files through a prototype product evaluation program with active user participation. Author
- Cartography and Aerial Photography